Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Moran Singers Ensemble

The Moran Choir was founded 1986 by its present conductor and music director, Naomi Faran. The Choir was established in the Moshav "Beit Yitzhak", Emek Hefer, Israel and during its almost two decades of activities, has achieved exceptional musical and educational success. The choir's outstanding musical qualities stem from an in-depth musical education, consisting of: voice training, instrumental training, general music appreciation, movement and drama, all instilled in its members from an early age.
The Moran Singers Ensemble is composed of singers who are seniors of the Moran Choir - mostly music students at the Music academies, ranging between the ages of 18 and 30. The ensemble was established in 1998 as a professional representative choral ensemble.
The ensemble has performed with the best orchestras in Israel and has presented some of the greatest choral pieces. In addition, the ensemble has sung original works by leading Israeli composers such as Gil Aldema, Gil Shohat, Menachem Wiesenberg, Haim Permont, Yehezkel Braun and Shlomo Gronich.
In the summer of 2002, the ensemble received first prize at the Takarazuka International Choir Competition in Japan and received two gold medals in the Shirat Hayamim International Competition in Israel.
The ensemble performed at the Bach Festival in Eugene, Oregon in the USA, at the Liturgy Festival in Germany and as the representative choir at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany. During the 2002-2003 season, the ensemble performed in the operatic productions of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Mozart’s Missa Brevis and also participated in the season opening of a concert series with the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra, in a chamber series with the Israel Symphony Orchestra Rishon LeZion and in a season-ticket holders’ concert series for the Israel Chamber Orchestra. In addition, the ensemble also performed a special production of Carissimi's oratorio Jephte.(read more
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